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Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner

Biography

Faulkner is the feelgood man of the festival season, the summertime troubador who brings the singalong vibes. As he says now with a laugh, despite his trademark rust-red dreads, he only seems to get recognised when it’s sunny outdoors.
“For some reason if it’s raining it can’t be me – but if the sun’s shining, then it’s definitely me! I’m completely affiliated with the sun. I get that now.”
As one of the original torchbearers to break through for the nu folk / acoustic movement of the noughties, Newton Faulkner’s distinct sound was prophetically ahead of its time.  Since then the dreadlocked one has refused the temptation to kowtow to any fleeting trends, sticking to what he does best – essentially tight, rhythmic guitars, nimble finger picking, uncommon tunings and inventive chord changes. Newton Faulkner is not just an artist but an entertainer definitely worth checking out live.